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VOL. XL. NO. 106. NEWBERRY. S. C.. FRIDAY OCTOBER 21. 1904 TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR
No Skirmishes on Tuesday and Wed
nesday-Details of Affairs.
St. Petersburg, October 20.-Lieu
tenant General Sakharoff reports
that no skirmishes are reported as
having taken place yesterday.
Hi gives an account of a disaster
to one Cossack detachment on Oc
He gives the following account of
"On the eighteenth when our
mounted patrols were reconnoiter
ing near Sandipou and Kai Zan Tai,
Japanese outposts were encountered.
The garrisons of the outposts hur
riedly retired and our forces pursued.
They were stopped by infantry with
machine guns. One detachment of
horsemen came directly under the ma
chine gun fire within a distance of two
hundred paces with the result that
all the horses and men were killed
and wounded. Col. Torgenoff
brought back on his own horse one
sole survivor of the encounter."
It will be noticed that General
Sakharoff makes no mention of the
disaster to two Japanese divisions
reported in the official dispatches. It
seems that during a recent fight five
Japanese officers and forty-five men
were captured by the Russians in a
Chinese house. All the Japanese
officers committed suicide and forty
of the men did likewise. The re,
maining five surrendered. Probably
this minor disaster is the basis of the
sensational rumor which had it that
two divisions suffered reverses and
that twelve thousand men were taken
General Kuropatkin, according to
Russian reports, is holding the Jap
anese firmly in his center and right
wing. He has recrossed the Shakhe
river and his center has slightly ad
Vanced, aft'er furious 'fighting. His
left, however, is in jeopardy. A dis
patch from Mukden says the Rus
sians in Tuesday's fighting captured
Constable T. B. Perry made a
seizure of blind tiger liquor on Sat
urday, in the vicinity of Dysons. He
heard that some of the stuff was be
ing turoied loose in the neighbor
hood ,and found that it seemed to be
coming from the direction of Ninety
Six. Working on this idea he wait
ed, and on Saturday was rewarded
for his vigilance by intercepting a
considerable amount of liquor which
was being taken by private convey
ance from the one place to the other.
A Boy Essayist
The boy was nearing the time of
his graduation from the high school
he was a favorite in the school, says
the Lewiston Journal, but he had
taken higher rank on the baseball and
football fields than he had in the
classroom, and this was when he be
gan to be sorry. The "exercises" of
graduation day loomed large before
him. He was down for an essay. It
looked more formidable than any ob
stacle he had ever encountered on
the athletic field, and the nearer the
day came the larger it looked.
There was a Harvard man staying
in the village at the time, and to him,
finally, the young athlete went and
besought his help in the writing of
the essay. The university man was
amused, but he concealed his emo
"Wvel!." he said, "a graduation es
say is' a fussy piece of work. I have
not done my writing lately, and I
hardly feel like tackling such a job."
The boy's face fell..
"Still," the Harvard man added, "I
don't know-perhaps-I suppose you
have picked out the subject you want
to write about?"
"Yes," answered the young athlete,
"the subject is 'Self ?Reliance.'"
GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER.
Verdict In Saluda Case Of State
Against Millers And McCormick.
Saluda, October ig.-"We find
Sion Miller and Russell McCormick
guilty of manslaughter, and Joseph
Miller guilty of carrying an unlaw
ful weapon." Such was the verdict a
of the jury rendered at nine o'clock
this mornihg in the case of the state t
against the Miller boys and McCor
mick, charged with the killing of the
Truesdale negro, at Long Bridge, in
April last. The case went to the c
jury at four yesterday, who after 0
remaining in for seventeen hours re
turned their verdict. '1
The following men, "good and b
true" composed the jury: a
Walter Satcher, foreman, Brooks i
Hallman, Smith Martin, J. J. Padgett,
D. S. Plunkett, Wilson Kemp, M. M. t
Asbill, Cal. LaGrone, Clay Dodgen,
Peter Schumpert, J. E. Griffith, Paul s
The defendant put up a strong b
fight and the testimony put up by
them was contradictory at almost a
every material point to that of the
state. The plea of self-defense was
Sentence has not yet been passed.
It is not yet known whether or not a
a motion for a new trial will be made.
No notice of such motion has yet 0
ben given. The defendants, as is
known, are all young white men,
while the deceased was a negro. All r
of Monday and yesterday were con- h
sumed with the trial of the case. It
is known that eleven of the jurors
were in favor of the verdict found,
within fifteen minutes after they re
tired. One member of the panel re- S
fused to agree until nearly nine this
B. W. C.
Miami, Fla., October 20.-After c
blowing a.,gale Friday, Saturday and c
Sunday the storm predicted for south a
Florida broke over this place Sunday v
about nightfall. In a few hours g
Miami and most of the towns on s
the east coast of Florida were cut y
off from communication from the f<
outside world. Telegraph wires n
were blown down and the railroad c
tracks were obstructed and not until d
yesterday was communication restor- M
The wind attained a maximum ye- ti
locity of 75 miles per hour here. The TI
chief damage on land was done by n
the rain. A few roofs were damag- ti
ed and window panes blown in son
that the buildings were damaged by e
In the surrounding country the e
fruit and vegetable crops were dam- a
aged to a considerable extent. '1
The report from Lemon City is h
that the storm prevailed there with p
the same severity as here and while I
several houses were slightly injured f1
no serious damage resulted. Sev- a
eral craft along the bay front were n
capsized and swamped. s
Died For Sweetheart. d
McKeesport, Pa., Oct 20.-Jamess
L. Curley, aged 21, a draughtsmant
at the East Pittsburg works of the
Westinghouse Electric company, at
a late hour last night gave up his life
to save his sweetheart.
Curley and a companion, named
Myers, were escorting Misses Wal
ters and Kesler to their homes, and 1
while crossing the Baltimore and
Ohio track at Eleventh street, a
switch engine suddenly bore down
upon them. Curley gave the alarm
in time for Mr. Meyers and Miss.
Kesler to reach safety, but he and
Miss Walters were a step or two
behind the first couple and Curley
seized Miss Walters and threw her
bodily clear of the track. Before he
could recover his balance the engine
cut him to pieces.
raluable Dwelling Destroyed by Fire S
-Dry and Dusty Weather
Items Purely Personal. -
Prosperity. October ig.-Last
'uesday morning about 10 o'clock
fr. J. Creighton Dominick, who lives
bout one mile below Prosperity, lost
is dwelling house and all its con
nts by fire. No one was in the
ouse at the time and the fire was
rst discovered by Mr. Amick pass
ig along the road with a load of
otton. Mr. Dominick had 15 bales a
f cotton lying by the house and i
f these caught on fire. It is esti
iated that his loss from this will a
e some 3 or 4 bales. The house p
nd furniture were partly covered by
isurance in the Farmer's Mutual. v
Still dry and dusty! are the words
iat pass from lip to lip.
Mr. R. L. Whites of Atlanta is t
pending some days among friends a
nd relatives and the scenes of his a
oyhood days. tl
Mr. Oscar Wise, of Saluda, spent
few days recently in our town. He e
,aves in a few days for his last year e
i the medical department of Tulane
rniversity at New Orleans.
Mr. Oscar Simpson is at home for
few days. He will assist Prof. c
owell in the scientific department t
f Newberry college.
Mr. Thos. Johnstone of Newber
y spent a day here recently with
Mrs. J. J. Wheeler of Columbia is
ere spending some time with rela
ves and renewing acquaintances
ith friends of former days. h
Mr. Holland and Miss Ethel Pay- u
nger spent a day in city recently. C
The Gentry Shows. tj
Gentry Bros. Famous shows, after d
season of thirty weeks in the big
ties of the country, including twelve s
eeks in Chicago, ten in New York r
ity, and three in Philadelphia, are
:ming this way. The date of their
ppearance here is November ist on N
.hich day two exhibitions will be tl
iven. The Gentry Bros. have been t]
iccessful showmen for over sixteen M
ears, and up until this season had tl
>ur separate and distinct trained ani- I
tal exhibitions on tour. At the a
=mmencement of this season it was a
ecided to consolidate two of these d
onderful exhibitions for the purpose a
f playing extended engagements in r
1e metropolitan cities exclusively.
he shows closed their city engage- a
ient in Washington, D. C., in Sep- is
~mber, and wifl spend the fall 7
ionths in the south. In all their A
ntirety, without a single feature v
issing, the "Big City" show will E
ihibit here. This means a better t<
nd bigger show and a longer one, sa
'he performance runs for over two hi
ours, and according to all the daily la
apers of Chicago, New York and t<
~hiladelphia, it is the most wonder- t1
11 exhibition ever presented beneath s:
canvas. The New York Jour
al says that it is "a show which the t:
:hools should dismiss for," claiming v
ditorially that a child can learn more 'I
uring an afternoon at the circus a
-ian he can in a month pouring over \
chool books. An added feature with v
2e Gentry shows this year is the ap- I
earance of the famous Yoshimate o
imily of Royal Imperial Japanese a
crobats, the premier acrobats and I
amblers of the flowery kingdom. jti
nother feature is the "all new" and
1agnificent street parade, which c
saves the show grounds at 10:30 r
All arrangements have been made n
>r the appearance of these famous i1
hows here. The date, which is k.
iven above, will positively be filled, v
nd rain or shine, two performances c
ill be given. Be on hand for the j
1agnificent street parade, featured i
s a "mile of gold and glitter," which v
eaves the show grounds at 10:30 i
ix Men Brought to Columbia For 1
Safe Keeping-Result of Quiet
And Skillful Work.
As the result of hard, quiet. and T
killful detective work there are six t
ien incarcerated in Columbia, charg
d with connection in the Eutaw- t
ille lynching. The following ac- P
ount appears in this morning's
Six white men suspected of hav
ig caused the death of Keitt Book
rd at Eutawville on the night of C
uly iith were arrested yesterday,
nd are now in the state penitenti
ry awaiting trial. Among the sus
ects arrested are J. H. Palmer, who
-as marshal of the town of Eutaw
ille, and S. A. Eadon, constable to
lagistrate Wiggins. The others
re Piney Martin, Benny Martin and
ieir brother-inlaw, Adger Butler,
nd H. C. Edwards. The latter was
rrested Sunday, but no mention of
ie fact was made for fear that the
thers named might become fright- c
ned. Another of the Martin broth
rs will be arrested today. He has
ioved to another part of the state.
The formal arrest was made by
heriff J. B. Morrison of Berkeley
:unty, the officers who worked up
ie evidence being unable to get con
lables to serve the warrants. Gov. ti
[eyward was asked to send officers
-om Columbia, but they could not
et there in time, and Sheriff J. El
iore Martin of Charleston dispatch
i four deputies to Eutawville to as
st Sheriff Morrison, but the latter
ad made the arrests when the dep
ties arrived. No trouble was en
untered, the men at first taking the
ffair lightly, but when they heard
lat Edwards had been arrested they
id not show so much pleasure. Ed
ards is a very material witness, and
!ems to have left the neighborhood
ither suddenly on the night of tht
The crime for which these men
ere arrested as suspects is one 01
ie most revolting in the history of
ic state. The only alleged reason
as that Edwards had quarreled with
ie negro and the latter had cursed
dwards. But there was, perhaps,
deeper motive, which may be made
pparent in time. It seems that the
ifference with Edwards was made
n excuse for the negro to be ar
A little more detailed statement,
s taken from the report at the time,
as follows: On Thursday, July
th, Piney Martin, Gilmore Martin,
~dger Butler and H. C. Edwards,
hite men, and Keitt Bookard and
ugene Washington, colored, wvent
> a lake near Eutawville to spend
>me time fishing. There was some
orse play in the wagon and Andrew
I artin threw Edwards out. The lat
r, thinking that it was the negro re- t
'rned the epithets and threatened to t
pank Edwards. t
After the return from the fishing t
~ip the Martins began to urge Ed- b
ards to have the negro prosecuted. 3
'he negro was arrested on July xithI
nd was taken before Magistrate a
Viggins who fined the prisoner $5
ith an optional sentence of serving t:
5 days on the chaingang. The pris- ja
ner was unable to raise the money b
nd was kept in the guard house at I
:tawville that night to be taken to v
'e county jail the day following. v
Keitt Bookard never reached the c
ounty jail. Some time during the t
ight he was taken from the guard v
ouse, his body was mutilated in a u
1ost horrible manner, his ears be-d
'ig cut off and there being a score of I
nife stabs in the body. A grate bar I
'ighing go pounds was tied to the
orpse, which was thrown into thei
antee river. Search was made, and
was not until Friday of the samet
eek that the body was found float-(
'ig against the boom in the Santee I
ve. at Ferguson. It seemed that l<
TROUBLE IN PANAMA!
Jnited States Accused of Bad Faith
In Dealings On Isthmus.
Washington. October 20.-Misre
resentation of the treaty between
he United States and Panama, and
ad faith in putting the terms of the
reaty into execution, are the princi
al accusations of the little isthmean
epublic against America.
The difference between the Panama
overnment and General Davis, gov
rnor of the canal zone, arising out
f undue exercise of authority by the
itter, are what have caused the pres
nt situation which the president re
ards as serious enough to necessi
ate the personal investigation of
Created under the auspices of the
Jnited States, the newest republic
-i the world has become so irritated
gainst her sponsor that she has
reatened to withdraw her diplomat
representatives from this country.
It is not doubted that Secretary
aft will be able to arrange an armi
able settlement of the dispute.
GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY.
)rawn For the Regular Term of tht
Court of Common Pleas.
The following is the list of the
arors drawn to serve at the regulat
erm of the court of common pleas,
o convene in Newberry on the 7th
ay of November:
D. N. Livingston.
John C. DeHart.
W. Q. Hipp.
George G. Dominick.
H. C. Dominick.
John A. Young.
E. T. Mayer.
W. L. Leitzsey.
0. W. LeRoy.
W. L. Reighley.
J. Caleb Cook.
G. C. Griffin.
W. P. Lominick.
Tas. S. Renwick.
J. H .Ringer.
T. E. IcCullough.
J. T. Dennis.
W. A. Hill.
Geo H. Livingston.
William P. Fellers.
J. Chesley Dominick.
J. B. Lathan.
J. Lyles Thomas.
J. Press Hawkins.
J. J. Stilwell.
N. Arthur Nichols.
D. H. Stillwell.
John A. Graham.
Geo. E. Connelly.
A. A. Singley.
L. H. Senn.
J. B. Dennis.
J. L. Schultz.
Geo. J. Wilson.
Henry J. Boozer.
he hand of Providence had dragged
be body with the 50 pound weight
o the surface of the water in order
hat a humane people mnight learn
ow horrifying was the treatment
iven the negro by his murderers.
Iis hands were tied together with
new cotton rope.
At the inquest it was brought out
hat Edwards had gone, that he was
.wandering sort of fellow and that
e had been at work on the farm of
-ewis Martin. Keitt Bookard also
vorked on the same place. There
was testimony which looked dark for
ertain individuals, and it seems that
he terrible crime was. committed
hile the men were crazed with liq
tor. Peter Bookard, brother of the
teceased, testified at the inquest that
te had heard Edwards say that he
tad been forced by Piney and Benny
bIartin to do whatever he had done
n the killing of Bookard, Edwards
as not heard of after the day of
he killing until he was brought to
:olumbia under arrest Sunday night
iy Solicitor Hildebrand and a Pin